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Hundreds of migrants die at sea

CNN World - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 9:05am
Hundreds of men, women and children are feared to have died at sea over the weekend, the latest in a series of disasters in which migrants are packed illegally into dangerous ships that can't withstand the voyages.
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Horrifying video of potential gas attack shocks U.N.

CNN World - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:21am
Video of what some are calling a gas attack in Syria left U.N. diplomats in tears as the state continues to deny allegations of the attacks.
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'Perfect' 100-carat diamond could fetch $25M

CNN World - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:16am
Paddles at the ready! One of the world's largest flawless diamonds is about to hit the auction block.
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Europe squabbles over tackling Mediterranean migrant crisis

CNN World - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:13am
On October 31st 2014, the Italian government announced the end of "Mare Nostrum" -- a naval mission that rescued would-be migrants in peril as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to seek security and a new life in Europe.
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Australian teens held after 'ISIS-inspired' plot foiled

CNN World - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:12am
Five young men were arrested Saturday in Melbourne, Australia, in what police called a major counterterrorism operation.
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U.N. workers among 7 killed in Al-Shabaab attack

CNN World - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:12am
An improved bomb exploded near a U.N. vehicle traveling near the northeastern Somali city of Garowe on Monday morning, killing six people -- including four aid workers for the international children's agency UNICEF.
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Survivor says up to 950 aboard ill-fated ship

CNN World - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 7:45am
Hundreds feared dead after migrant boat capsizes. CNN's Ben Wedeman has more.
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Houthi leader in Yemen: No surrender

CNN World - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 7:44am
The leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels vowed not to back down on Sunday as a top Saudi military official claimed weeks of airstrikes had significantly weakened the Shiite group.
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Mysterious ailment in Nigeria kills victims within hours; 13 dead

CNN World - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 7:43am
A mysterious affliction has killed at least 13 people in southwestern Nigeria, leaving health officials scrambling to determine its cause.
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ISIS bomber on motorbike kills 33 in Afghanistan

CNN World - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 2:46am
A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, early Saturday, a local government spokesman said.
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ISIS claims blast near U.S. site in Irbil, Iraq

CNN World - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:34pm
ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack near the U.S. Consulate in the Kurdish Iraqi city of Irbil, according to several Twitter accounts linked to the terror group.
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McCain: Pentagon in 'denial' over Ramadi

CNN World - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:28pm
With the Iraqi city of Ramadi under relentless assault from ISIS, the top U.S. military official said the fall of the city would not mark a turning point in the ongoing military campaign against the terror group.
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Israel to release Palestinians' tax revenues, officials say

CNN World - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:26pm
Israel has agreed to release hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues and customs duties that it had withheld from the Palestinians for months, officials on both sides said Saturday.
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Hussein deputy al-Douri killed, Iraqi state TV reports

CNN World - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:25pm
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former top adviser to Saddam Hussein and the highest-ranking member of the Iraqi leader's regime to evade capture, has been killed in an Iraqi security operation, Iraqi state-run television reported Friday.
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See Dreamliner decked out as R2-D2

CNN World - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:30pm
It's been a wild week for "Star Wars" fans, what with the release of a new trailer for "The Force Awakens" leaving many viewers openly in tears on Thursday.
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